AUBURN — Mechanics Savings Bank recently awarded a $1,000 Banking on the Future Scholarship to Edward Little High School graduate Whitney E. Stone. Stone is the daughter of Shelley Jo and Randall Stone of Minot.

While at Edward Little, Stone was a member of the National Honor Society, the Kick-Off Mentor Program, the AVEC Gifted and Talented Program, the Gay Straight Alliance and she served as president of the Spanish Club. She received the Academic Excellence Award and the Most Improved Student in 2006-07.

Stone volunteered her time to many community service organizations, including the March of Dimes, the Lewiston Public Library/Marsden Hartley Cultural Center, the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, Central Maine Medical Center’s Junior Volunteer Program, Big Brothers/Big Sisters as well as all National Honor Society community outreach initiatives.

In addition, she participated in community activities at AVEC Arts, the Dance Center, Bates Dance Festival and Radio Bates College Community Disc Jockey Program.

In the fall, Stone plans to attend Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass., to major in psychology/art therapy.

For more than 20 years, Mechanics Savings Bank has provided scholarships to assist high school graduates with their higher education goals. With a focus on demonstrated community service, the Banking on the Future Scholarship program is awarding $1,000 to 17 high school graduates at nine area high schools this year. More information is available at or by calling 1-877-886-1020. 

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